The last couple of weeks have been challenging to say the least, perhaps even the most difficult I’ve had so far on this venture. Without boring you to tears with the details, I’ve wrestled with everything from building a food community to securing funding to fears about money and a bazillion other things that keep me up at night.
But the most recent thing I learned is that being an entrepreneur can be extremely lonely.
I find myself trying to achieve the perfect balance between being a determined business owner and a woman that knows she can’t do it all by herself. This struggle finally ended in a (admittedly much-overdue) full-on meltdown, complete with blubbering and a half a box of tissues. Clearly I’m still working on that balance thing.
At the end of my emotional week, I had drinks with a dear friend who has built up her own thriving business from scratch. She made a comment about how her husband played a key role in her success. However, her girlfriends get really upset when she says that…the underlying interpretation probably being that she couldn’t have done it by herself.
An interesting thing happened. I found myself immediately rising to her defense and making the comment that a good entrepreneur always needs help, and seeking help out is part of being successful. It took me all of about two seconds to realize my own hypocrisy…as this is what I struggled with all week, and if I’m being honest, probably all year.
I’m not entirely sure what to do with this newfound knowledge, but suffice it to say, I’m more aware of it now and can (hopefully) work towards find better balance. And avoiding the meltdown thing in the future would be pretty great too.
New Farmers Market Locations and Schedule
We’ve got a lot of things planned in the next couple of months. Here’s our new Farmers Market schedule:
The flavors change every week, so stop by and visit if you can!
Upcoming Cooking Demonstrations
If you’re interested in learning about introducing solids and how to make your own organic baby food, consider attending one of our upcoming cooking demonstrations.
Usually these are 1 hour in length, either free or a minimal cost, and you get to take home some of the food we make. Or, if you’re interested in a hands-on cooking class, complete this quick form and I’ll let you know about our upcoming schedule.
Kaiser Daly City
Tuesday, August 2
2:45 – 3:45pm
View event details here (limited to Kaiser moms)
Tuesday, August 16
6pm – 7:30pm
View event details here
Whole Foods Los Altos
with Petite Village
Wednesday, September 21
6:30 – 7:45pm
More details coming soon!
Hope to see you at the farmers market or one of our cooking demos. Have a great week everyone!